katherine_alvarez

Katherine Alvarez

About Katherine Alvarez

Katherine Alvarez is a reporter for Staffing Industry Analysts. She can be reached at kalvarez (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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909, 2019

2019 Staffing 100 Europe

By and |September 9th, 2019|

It’s a difficult time in the world of work. Political uncertainty, Brexit, youth unemployment and immigration — all challenging topics in Europe as elsewhere — have changed the way business is conducted. Societies are altering, changing how talent, including temporary workers, are viewed and treated. Leading the charge in this evolving competitive industry are the […]

2307, 2019

40 Under 40

By , , , and |July 23rd, 2019|

Meet the rising stars in the workforce solutions ecosystem. The 40 Under 40, North America, class of 2019 is an eclectic group of leaders motivated to grow the industry — they see possibilities that they want to turn into business realities to generate revenue. At the same time, they are fervent about mentoring their teams […]

2503, 2019

Working to Win

By , , and |March 25th, 2019|

A Harvard University study found that 80% of employee turnover stems from mistakes made during the hiring process. Little surprise then that the Best Staffing Firms to Work For grand prize winners are very deliberate about whom they bring on board. The fit for the job, however, is scrutinized by both the applicant and the […]

102, 2019

2019 Staffing 100

By , , , , , and |February 1st, 2019|

What’s the Staffing 100 really about? It’s about people. People helping people. People who create jobs, place others in them and drive the world of work. The 2019 Staffing 100 list, sponsored by Indeed, comprises those who create new models of work, drive efficiencies while running companies, influence legislation and introduce technologies that change how […]

1411, 2018

Global Power 150 – Women in Staffing

By , , , , and |November 14th, 2018|

It’s been a feat of some sort for Staffing Industry Analysts. In 2015, we rolled out our inaugural Women in Staffing list comprising 100 women across the globe. Three years later, we have compiled the same list, but with 150 women worldwide.

Women account for 58% of the American workforce, according to the US Department of […]

2208, 2018

2018 40 Under 40

By , , , , and |August 22nd, 2018|

The 40 Under 40 Class of 2018 represents the next generation of leaders in the workforce solutions ecosystem. They are driven by a
passionate desire to better the lives of people. Embracing innovation, this faction invented new models, created products that helped existing businesses, found novel ways to source talent and, in some cases, ran operations so efficiently that […]

2407, 2018

Schooling the Talent

By |July 24th, 2018|

Spend time with staffing providers and you will be hard-pressed to find a firm that isn’t struggling to find qualified candidates. And government figures back up the anecdotal evidence.

The US unemployment rate remains on a downward trend, hitting 3.8% in May — the most recent data available at the time of this writing — to […]

106, 2018

Are You Social?

By |June 1st, 2018|

Social media is a perfect fit for staffing firms, given the relationship- based nature of our industry. And it would seem that the industry would have jumped at the chance to embrace the phenomenon long ago. However, that isn’t always the case, and those dragging their feet may soon find themselves left behind. Even those […]

2603, 2018

The Joy of Work

By , , , and |March 26th, 2018|

Ask any staffing firm, big or small, what its top challenge is. Not surprisingly, the answers are identical: Finding people with the right skills given the scarcity of talent. Organizations — including staffing firms — are facing one of the largest talent shortages since 2007 with the US unemployment rate at 4.1% in February. Firms are all vying for the […]

1402, 2018

Staffing 100: The Human Touch

By , , , , and |February 14th, 2018|

Meet the Staffing 100 class of 2018. Innovative and committed to the human capital cause, these honorees are doing what it takes to elevate our ecosystem. Nominated by you, our advisors and the SIA team, these influencers are devoted to improving the human condition — as evidenced by their numerous charitable endeavors. But what drives […]